Big Magic

Elizabeth Gilbert

nonfiction self help
informative inspiring lighthearted medium-paced

276 pages | first published 2015

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert. Now, this beloved author digs deep into her own life to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and generosity, she ponders the mysterious nature of inspiration, asking us to embrace our curiosity, tackle what we most love and face down what we most fear. Whether we are looking to create art, address challenges in our work, give ourselves permission to embark on a dream long deferred, or simply to infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

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inspiring 97%
reflective 61%
hopeful 53%
lighthearted 48%
informative 46%
funny 30%
challenging 12%
relaxing 12%
adventurous 10%
emotional 10%


medium 47%
fast 42%
slow 10%

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